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Two Completely Different Actors Played This HP Character

Any Harry Potter fan worth their floo powder has watched the films on a heavy rotation since we were first blessed with Philosopher's Stone back in 2001.

But it's only NOW that one eagle-eyed fan has discovered that one of the recurring characters was played by two completely different actors and, until recently, no-one had picked up on it.

Which is a frickin' miracle, considering producers didn't even try to make them look alike.


The character in question is good old Tom, the landlord and bartender of the Leaky Cauldron; when we meet him for the first time in movie one, he's firmly of the cheery, homely, Weasley-like sort.

Fast forward two years and two films later, and he's rocking up to the Prisoner Of Azkaban looking like an extra from the Addams Family.

Looks like someone's been helping themselves to a little too much Ogden's Old Firewhiskey, no?

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